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A 39-year-old female asked:

My 4 year old son can retract his foreskin now from his penis, but the head is purple. is this normal or should we consult a doctor?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Purple ? : The head/glans of the penis is a darker shade of pink (blue-pink or bink) than the rest of the skin. If you think its really dark purple, it suggests it is not getting a proper blood supply. If it functions normally & has no pain it suggests it is normal. If it hurts or this spooks you have it evaluated.

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Last updated Jul 28, 2019

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